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Monday, November 27, 2017

I am an "autogynephile." What does my identity imply for trans-activism?

Over at reddit a crossdreamer asks what being a crossdreamer (they use the much more toxic term "autogynephile") means for transgender activism.

The members of Crossdream Life have something to say about this.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Is this what dysphoria feels like?

Dysphoria is a fact of life for many transgender people. What does it feel like? There is an official definition -- and then there are the myriad experiences of transgender people themselves.

There is an interestiing discussion about this at Crossdream Life.

Monday, November 6, 2017

What is a spectrum anyway? On colors, sexuality and gender

The gender binary is a false presumption that causes a lot of suffering in the lives of people -- transgender or not. One popular solution is looking at gender (as well as sexuality) as a spectrum.

This enlightening look at what a spectrum is, looks especially at the hidden parts of a spectrum opens up for a discussion of hidden gender identities.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Two in one

Some crossdreamers describe their mind as being inhabited by a male and female entity each of which sees life through a very different emotional filter. How do you conceptualise this exactly? To which extent is this metaphorical and to which extent it corresponds with a dissociated personality?

Here are some examples.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Depersonalization and gender dysphoria

Some transgender people experience depersonalization and derealization, symptoms which are generally characterized as “feelings of unreality". This is a natural and normal effect of very real life experience. Depersonalization can be very hard to handle, but if you experience depersonalization you are not alone and there are ways to feel better. 

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